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The First-Year Eagles Peer Mentorship Program is designed to assist incoming students in making a successful transition in and outside of the classroom. Highly qualified peer mentors will be placed in each FYE (First-Year Experience) class. Mentors will support first-year students in their academics, assist them in locating resources, and encourage them to become involved on-campus and take pride in being a Golden Eagle. Mentors have not only experienced their first year and all of the challenges that come with it, such as: feeling home sick, changing or developing study habits, and more, they will also go through peer mentorship training to be better prepared to support their mentees.

Peer mentors will:

  • Be a positive role model for their mentees and their peers.
  • Lead the way to academic and social success.
  • Provide encouragement, support, and advice. 

The application for the 2020-2021 school year is due by Sunday, May 10 at 11:59 p.m. CDT. To apply, you will need to upload a resume and cover letter and include the names and emails of two professional references. Apply to be an FYE Peer Mentor at the website link below or by going to the Student Success Center webpages and clicking on "Become a First-Year Eagles Peer Mentor!"

Questions? Contact Alma Torres Pierce at We look forward to reviewing your application and will contact you by Thursday, April 30 to inform you of your application status.

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